Gerry Griffin, former Stowe Land Trust director and longtime supporter, passed away peacefully at his home in Stowe on December 10.
Joining the Board in 1996, Gerry had a remarkable fourteen year tenure as a member of Stowe Land Trust’s Board of Directors. As the organization grew in size and stature during those years, Gerry was a tireless advocate for making SLT a visible, prominent, and integral part of the Stowe community. During his time on the Board, the land trust conserved some of our most beloved and iconic properties, including Adams Camp, Kirchner Woods, and Pinnacle Meadow—an impressive legacy of protected land that will be enjoyed by future generations. A fundraising force of nature, Gerry contributed to dozens of membership events and was a staunch supporter of the land trust’s Pinnacle Society and annual golf tournament. In a tribute marking his retirement from the Board, it was noted that Gerry was a bottomless well of ideas, and was always eager to find new ways to bring more people into our conservation community.
A Stowe resident for 35 years, Gerry was a supporter of many other local organizations, including Blessed Sacrament Church and the Helen Day Art Center, and will be missed by a wide circle of family, friends, and colleagues.
We thank Gerry for his dedicated service to Stowe Land Trust and the greater Stowe community. We were privileged to work alongside him for many years, and are fortunate to have benefitted from his tremendous kindness, curiosity, and commitment to land conservation.
Thank you, Gerry!